Monday, May 9, 2016

Green Chickpea Paneer Curry

Green Chickpea Paneer Curry

Green chickpeas is healthy and easy to cook. It is very tender and cooks faster than the regular chickpeas/chana.It has a smooth buttery texture. I found green chana/choliya in the freezer section of our grocery store. Green chana and paneer is a yummy combo and this curry goes well with chapati/ naan. 

Green Chana- 2 cup
Paneer cubed- 150 grams
Onion - 1 large
Tomato- 3
Green chilly-2 
Ginger- 1 inch thick piece
Garlic- 3-4 pods
Cashew nuts-10-12
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder- 1 1/3 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Meat masala- 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/8 tsp
Cardamom powder- a pinch
Coriander leaves chopped- 3 tsp
Oil- 3 tsp
salt to taste

Fry paneer till it turns golden brown and set this aside.
In the same pan and add chopped onion, cashew nuts, chopped ginger and garlic and saute for a minute. Add 3 chopped tomatoes and saute till the tomato turns soft and mushy. Allow this to cool down and make a puree.
Add one tsp of oil to the pan and simmer this tomato onion paste for two minutes. Add slit green chilly.Saute till the raw flavor disappears. Mix  chilly powder, turmeric powder , coriander  powder , roasted cumin powder,garam masala,meat masala, salt and saute  till oil separates .Add the green chana and one and half  cup of water. Cover and cook for four to five minutes. When the chickpeas is almost cooked add the fried paneer .Cook in low flame for another two minutes.Finally sprinkle cardamom powder and chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Serve with chapati or any kind of flat bread.

Try it,
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Loving this combo, the curry looks superdelicious..

  2. Adipoli paneer curry vachu alle

  3. Matar paneer lookin gud...i like swathis comment.why is she so surprised

    1. Thanks Biny..It is because Swathi knows that I am the only person who eats paneer at home,kid eats when he is in mood and hubby I add some veggies too :)


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